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hard core

noun uk   us  

hard core noun (STONE/BRICK)

[U] mainly UK the pieces of broken stone, brick, etc. used to make the base under a floor, path, or road

hard core noun (BELIEF)

[S, + sing/pl verb] (also hard-core) a small group of people within a larger group, who strongly believe in the group's principles and usually have a lot of power in it: The hard core of the party has not lost sight of the original ideals.
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